If there’s one scent that sums up my early teenage years then it would undoubtedly be The Body Shop’s White Musk. It was the fragrance of the 90’s and filled the noses of teenagers up and down the country, thanks to every product you could possibly imagine being dosed with the scent. Twenty years later and they’ve updated their classic by adding a smoky twist: I introduce to you White Musk Smoky Rose. Descibed as “a daring and mysterious fragrance, featuring an intoxicating blend of cruelty-free musk with notes of black smoky rose and tobacco flower,” Smoky Rose is a light and unusual scent that’s perfect for crisp Autumn days. Although the classic musk scent was pretty headache-inducing, this is a much fresher and more mature older sibling. The smokiness and added tobacco ensure the fragrance is quite complex, while the rose and musk notes make this universally appealing. Although I’m not usually a fan of floral notes, they’re totally balanced with the other ingredients to make this a fragrance I’ve been reaching for on a daily basis. It does remind me of Guerlain’s Le Petit Robe Noire, both visually and in its scent, so this is an absolute bargain of an alternative; you can pick one up for only a tenner!
The White Musk Smoky Rose Eau de Toilette is available in store and online now priced £10.00 for 30ml, or £15.00 for 60ml. Also available as a long-lasting Eau de Parfum.